Down East December 1981

December 1981

The table of contents from the December 1981 issue of Down East.


Christmas on Naskeag Point

Holiday season in rural Maine: the way it was, the way it is. By Roy Barrette.

Incident at Oxbow

A lost hunter, the snowy woods, and my friend Maurice. By Leonard Hutchins.

Unless Thou Her Helmsman Be

At Pemaquid, the Carpenter’s Boatshop builds strong character as well as stout boats. By Joan Grant.

Life on the Bounding Main

A Maine light keeper’s daughter recalls the sights, smells, and sounds of a girlhood idyll on a small coastal  island. By Mazie B. Anderson.

Legacy of an Unsung Heroine

Few today recall the gallant lady whose bequest surprised the town of Poland Spring. By Claire G. Walker.

Winter Solstice

In color: When time stands still along the coast and inland. Photographs by Kip Brundage.


Room With A View

To get one’s money’s worth out of making an addition to a house, I have learned, it is important to put some distance between plans and actual construction. By Caskie Stinnett.

Down East Cookstove

Holiday Feasting

North by East

Opinions, advisories, and musings from the length and breadth of Maine.

Down East Bookshelf

That Yankee Cat: The Maine Coon by Marilis Hornidge

Outdoor Maine

Duck Season Gets Off to Slow Start

 I Remember

My Father and the Seacoast Mission

Cover: “King’s Highway, Sheepscot,” oil on panel (16″ x 24″), by F. Wenderoth Saunders. A longtime Sheepscot resident, Mr. Saunders is a founding member of The Maine Art Gallery at Wiscasset. His work is included in the collections of Bowdoin College, the University of Maine, Boston University, and Ford Motor Company.